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Buchheim Leads Storm at the Prairie Wolf

Emily Buchheit finished third in the 1,000-meters run to lead the Simpson women’s track and field team at the Prairie Wolf Indoor Invitational on Friday afternoon. Courtesy Storm Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Emily Buchheim-Dub. Hemp.-Simpson ©Jim Kirby Buchheit turned in the Storm’s top finish in the running events, finishing the 1,000 in 3:21.38. Bucheit finished two […]

Alex Gouchenour: 2017 NEXTIE AWARD WINNER-Multis!

Alex Gochenour, Logan Magnolia HS and U of Arkansas graduate led a USA 1-5 sweep of the Thorpe Cup Heptathlon.  Gochenour who has graduated and is competing professionally had a score of 5,898 in securing the win. Kurtis Brondyke, Clinton HS and Central College, has also graduated from college and is training and coaching at […]

Red Raiders Hit National Auto Qualifier in NAIA Marathon

Two Northwestern College runners, Peter Smith and Tanner Goetsch, met the auto mark and qualified for the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the marathon. Courtesy Red Raider Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Peter Smith-N. Polk-Northwestern©Red Raider Athletics   Goetsch, Smith and Jeffrey Jeltema all competed at the Midland Warriors Half-Marathon on Saturday, Dec. 2 in Fremont, […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast: Coach Joey Woody-Big Announcement in Iowa City!

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, we can barely contain ourselves with all that is going on for our state.  We talk with the Director of Track and Field at the University of Iowa about the HUGE meet taking place this weekend at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational.  It is shaping up to feel like […]

Iowans Help Coyotes at Hawkeye Invite

South Dakota returned to action by capturing five Hawkeye Invitational titles on Saturday at the UI Recreation Building. Courtesy Coyotes Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Lindsay Joyce-SC Heelan-S. Dakota ©Coyotes Athletics Reigning NCAA Indoor Champion, sophomore Chris Nilsen, eclipsed his own meet record in the men’s pole vault by clearing 18 feet, 4 ½ inches. Nilsen […]

Cyclones Pick Up Five Firsts

Iowa State’s track and field teams picked up five victories on the weekend across the Hawkeye Invitational and Nittany Lion Challenge. At Penn State, Frank Hayes got his first career win in the men’s 800, while in Iowa City, the Cyclones swept the weight throw and 1,000-meter run competitions. Courtesy Cyclones Athletics, click here! Feature […]

Panthers Out of the Gates Strong For 2018

The University of Northern Iowa track and field program opened 2018 with a strong showing, as the squad won 23 of the 30 events on Saturday to dominate the Panther Open. Courtesy Panthers Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Jordan Pingel-Pella-UNI©Mike Byrnes The Panthers took seven events in field action, while earning 16 top spots in track […]

School Record For Schweizer, Great Start For Thomas

Mizzou Track & Field recorded seven top-five finishes, including two from freshman, Friday afternoon at the Arkansas Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. Senior Karissa Schweizer (Urbandale, Iowa) finished first in the 1000m run, while freshman Chris Conrad(O’Fallon, Ill.) placed second in the 600m run and freshman Austin Hindman (Wildwood, Mo.) placed fourth in the mile run. […]

Mark Fairley: 2017 NEXTIE AWARD WINNER-Distance!

The 2017 NEXTIE AWARD WINNER in the Distance category is Mark Fairley-Dub. Senior-Central! Mark Fairley finished 2nd in the Steeplechase at D-3 Nationals at Mt. Union in Alliance, Ohio for Central College.  The former Dubuque Senior prep was qualifier #19 to the national meet with a time of 9:12.07.  Fairley, the 2017 Iowa Conference champion ran […]

USATF Championships Back to Drake 2018

The USATF Outdoor Championships are returning to Des Moines June 21-24, 2018. The best track and field athletes in the country will compete this summer at Drake University’s Drake Stadium in what will be the final stop of the 2018 USATF Championship Series. The meet will be broadcast on the NBC family of networks and […]